Barcelona player ratings vs Real Betis: Raphinha offers response to exit rumours while Robert Lewandowski finds the net again
After a week in which his name continuously popped up in transfer talks, Raphinha looked a player who wanted to fight for his place at the club. The Brazilian had a hand in two goals as Barcelona returned to form with a 4-0 win over Real Betis.
Andreas Christensen opened the scoring for the Blaugrana, meeting Raphinha's cross with a well-taken header. Lewandowski added a second, turning in Jules Kounde's delivery for his 19th league goal of the season.
The decisive third came before half-time, with Raphinha bagging his first goal since early March.
A Guido Rodriguez own goal made it four in a second half of relatively few chances. Still, Xavi's side dominated possession and were able to introduce youngster Lamine Yamal for his first-team debut.
It was a welcome win for a team that has struggled of late. Barcelona have wrapped up La Liga at this point and will want to close out the season in style. This was a performance that suggested they can do just that.
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